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Grammy winning US rapper Macklemore embroiled in Jewish row

Published on May 21, 2014 3:46 AM
 
Musician Macklemore poses at the 62nd Annual BMI Pop Awards in Beverly Hills, California. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Grammy-winning US rapper Macklemore has apologised to anyone offended by a stage costume which critics claimed was anti-Semitic.

One Jewish group called the row a "tempest in a teacup," but hailed the apology by the rapper known for his liberal stances on issues including gay marriage.

Comedian Seth Rogen took to Twitter to denounce the costume, including a beard and a large hooked nose, worn by the musician at a concert last week.

"First you trick people into thinking you're a rapper, now you trick them into thinking you're Jewish?" said Rogen, who is Jewish.

 
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